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Available Building and Property Sites
This interactive web-based map from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development allows prospective business owners to search available industrial, research and technology park sites based on individualized criteria and conduct a basic market analysis using a variety of demographic and geographic attributes.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Homes for Sale
View homes for sale from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal agencies.

Metro-Owned and Landbank Property
This site gives you access to guidelines on how to purchase a Landbank or Metro-owned property and the available property list.

Master Commissioner’s Auction Search
The Master Commissioner Office holds auctions for homes that are in foreclosure. This site provides a list of properties to be auctioned in the near future, information on the auctioning process, and what to do after a property is purchased. Auctions are typically held in the Jury Pool Room on the second floor of the Jefferson County Judicial Center, 700 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky. If held elsewhere, notice may be obtained from the Commissioner’s Office.


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5 Tools for Finding Vacant Property Owners
This document includes explanations of tools that can be used to find owners of vacant properties. 

American Fact Finder
American FactFinder is a data generator created by the US Census Bureau. Search for a multitude of census data within your area of interest including economic, demographic, housing, and geographic information.

Department of Codes and Regulations
Search records of property inspections including notes on violations and citations.

Jefferson County Clerk's Delinquent Tax Website / Tax Master
Learn about delinquent taxes and important notices on tax liens.  The link allows users to lookup the purchaser of defaulted tax bills, amount of taxes due for a property, and existing property lien holders.

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Online Land Records
The Online Land Records allow users to search for deed and mortgage information as well as existing and previous owners of a property.

Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator
The Jefferson County PVA is charged with assessing the property value of all real estate in the county and maintaining accurate parcel information. The search function on the PVA website provides basic information on a property; a paid subscription is also available to access more information, including square footage, maps and photos, and sales and assessment history.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Property Tax Search
The Property Tax Search provides real estate tax information for all properties in Jefferson County. 

LOJIC is Louisville’s own mapping system that allows individuals to find land parcel information, development information (zoning, special review districts, environmental constraints), and other general information (sanitation, council district, emergency services). Once an address is entered in the query box, use the table of contents to select the information you want to appear on the map. 

Map It: Louisville Mapping Interface
Use this mapping tool to search for important information for Louisville residents including your neighborhood’s Garbage Day, Fire District, and voting information.  Locate hospitals, parks, and other places near your residence under the “Find Service Locations” tab.


Public Health and Safety

Code Enforcement Board
The Code Enforcement Board is an appointed group of individuals who preside over appeals to code enforcement violations. Learn more about the Notice of Violation/Citation appeal process and view upcoming Code Enforcement Board dockets.

Demolition Services and Demolition List
Click here to view a list of structures that are slated for demolition.  Demolition is authorized by law when a house is in a severe state of deterioration or is a hazard to the community. 

Department of Codes and Regulations Customer Service
The Department of Codes and Regulations enforces the City's Property Maintenance, Nuisance and Zoning Codes to ensure health, safety, and land use standards. The search function provides information on code violations and up-to-date status reports.

Identify Illegal Dumpers
Witnessed or have any information related to illegal dumping?  Contact Metro Government immediately by calling 311 or using the form provided.  New state of the art cameras have been installed in problem areas which have seen repeated illegal dumping.

Department of Codes and Regulations
The Department of Codes and Regulations provides answers to general questions regarding property maintenance and local property ordinances.  Use the mapping feature to locate construction projects and property maintenance cases.

Metro Police Information
Learn more about Metro Police and track crime on the city crime map.

Vacant Property Reporting and Updating
Search a database and create reports of Vacant Properties using the “Vacant Structure and Vacant Lot Reporting” link.  Report status updates using the “Update your Vacant Lot Status” link. 


Redevelopment Resources

Search for programs that serve to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods and provide an adequate supply of affordable housing.  Learn more about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Affordable Housing Development Program, and the Housing Credit Program.  Learn more about homeownership counseling programs and Louisville Metro’s development partners.

Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development provides resources for business development, including incentive programs, small business and agribusiness loans.

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability is responsible for neighborhood planning efforts and brownfield redevelopment, as well as the creation of the 25-year long-term vision plan for Louisville Metro.

Kentucky One Stop Business Portal
The One Stop Business Portal is an outreach tool that provides information on how to plan, register, and operate a business. Learn about incentive programs that may be available for your business.

Planning and Design Services
Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services tracks and reviews development proposals to ensure development is implemented in a coordinated fashion and matches the guidelines and regulations within the Land Development Code and long-range planning documents. Learn more about the development application process here.

The Policy Map
Gather information about neighborhoods, including census demographics, neighborhood trends, and market analysis research using this interactive online mapping tool from The Reinvestment Fund. A subscription is required for full access.

Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs
Look here for information regarding rehabilitation investment incentives for historic buildings.

Smart Growth America: From Vacancy to Vibrancy
Redevelop urban land to bring economic, social, and health benefits to underserved and undervalued areas of cities.


Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening

Division of Compliance Assistance Safe Urban Gardening
Check out this information on safe urban gardening provided by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for an overview of best practices and additional resources. 

How does your Garden Grow? EPA Guide
Redevelop brownfields for urban agriculture. The literature includes a case study and a detailed resource guide for brownfield redevelopment.

Jefferson County Cooperative Extension

University of Louisville Urban Agriculture Guide
Begin a community garden in an urban neighborhood.



Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 
This link provides access to Kentucky state law. KRS 413.060 outlines Adverse Possession in Kentucky. Adverse possession is a process by which premises can change ownership. It is a governed by statute[1] concerning the title to real property (land and the fixed structures built upon it). By adverse possession, title to another's real property can be acquired without compensation, by holding the property in a manner that conflicts with the true owner's rights for a specified period. For example, squatter's rights are a specific form of adverse possession.

Louisville/Jefferson County Ordinances
This site includes local ordinances passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor. Ordinances listed under Public Works and Land Usage may be the most pertinent to prospective property owners. These ordinances provide a framework for those interested in creating a development plan for a property.

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